Home-Delivered Meals

Home-Delivered Meals are nutritious meals that are delivered to home-bound seniors age 60 years or older and their spouses. The drivers who deliver the meals make daily contact and check on the well-being of seniors they visit.  The Area Agency on Aging contracts with 11 Home-Delivered Meal providers, serving eight of our nine counties. Meals are provided free of charge for those who are eligible but voluntary donations are always accepted and appreciated.

Home-bound seniors are able to remain in their homes in part because of the delivery of hot, cold or frozen meals.

Who Qualifies?

  • 60 years or older and their spouse, regardless of spouse’s age
  • Disabled individual living in the home of someone 60 years or older
  • Due to frailty, the individual is unable to participate in the Congregate Meal program or prepare a meal at home

Homemaker Program

Homemaker services provide care for older individuals to help them maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal functioning in their own homes. Some of the tasks that Homemaker services can assist with include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Essential shopping
  • Personal errands
  • Banking and bill paying
  • Medication management
  • Restrictions with bathing and washing hair
  • Individuals eligible to participate or to receive services are those 60 years of age or older.

Who Qualifies?

  • Individuals eligible to participate or to receive services are those 60 years of age or older.
  • Individuals have been assessed to have activities of daily living deficits, instrumental activities of daily living deficits, or both, which prevent them from maintaining a clean and safe home environment
  • Customers aged sixty (60) years or older, who have been assessed to need homemaker service, may be living in the household of a family member (of any age) who is their primary caregiver.
  • Individuals are Adult Protective referrals for whom homemaker service is being requested as a component of a supportive services plan to resolve an adult protective complaint.
  • Individuals are home health service or hospice customers who may need emergency homemaker service.
  • There are no other available formal or informal supports in place.

Thanks to the generosity of the United Way, we have limited funding to provide Homemaker services to individuals under the age of 60.

Chore Services

Chore can provide assistance with routine yard work, sidewalk maintenance, heavy cleaning, or minor household maintenance to individuals who have functional limitations that prohibit them from performing these tasks.

Who Qualifies?

  • Individuals eligible to participate or to receive services are those 60 years of age or older.
  • Individuals have been assessed to have activities of daily living deficits or instrumental activities of daily living deficits which inhibit their ability to maintain their homes or yards.
  • Chore service is needed to improve the customer’s safety at home or to enhance their use of facilities in the home.
  • There are no available formal or informal supports in place.

Thanks to the generosity of the United Way, we have limited funding to provide Chore services to individuals under the age of 60.